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CBS
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm PDT
a second language. jennifer mistrot shows us a new program in fremont that's getting kindergarteners speaking mandarin. [ mandarin ] >>> reporter: this is the second day of miss wang's kindergarten class. the kids are jazzed. they are learning the world's most spoken language. it's the first year of the fremont school district's mandarin immersion program. >> in a nutshell, they are going to learn the culture. they are going to learn the language. and they are going to be educated in all the same standards. >> reporter: same course work any other california kindergartener gets except they will spend 90% of their classroom time counting, singing and speaking chinese. these mini language wizards are chosen by lottery and come from classes throughout the district. the goal is to create bilingual citizens. >> we're mexican and italian and just very mixed american family so as far as her knowing mandarin or knowing chinese culture i thought that was something else just to expose her two. >> reporter: most of the kids have at least one chinese parent but english is still the first language
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm PDT
home owners jittery about some potential scams. jennifer mistrot about how neighbors can make sure that contractors spotted in the area are supposed to be there. >>> reporter: the residents of this san bruno neighborhood evacuated after last week's gas explosion are back in their homes. they have been greeted by signs, warning about contractor fraud. >> you know, when they first approached me, i was a little leary because they were anxious to get in and started cleaning. >> reporter: he lives near the blast site. he thinks his house sustained minimal damage. but inside reeks of smoke so everything needs to be washed from the walls right down to the dishes in his kitchen cupboard. it's a big job. >> i'm sort of consistently asking the policemen, hey, what are the rules and regulations of letting people in? because they are not letting a lot of people in. so since these restoration and cleaning folks have been let in, does that mean they're on the up and up? >> i was in the neighborhood today and -- >> reporter: pg&e wants to make sure all contractors working to restore this neighbor
CBS
Sep 20, 2010 6:00pm PDT
zone. jennifer mistrot reports the company says it was dropped even though it sent spies out to catch a worker who was drawing complaints. >> these are all fresh cracks. new cracks in the stucco that be runs along the bottom of the house. >> scott bush man's fire damaged home is still standing even though he lives within pitching disanswer of the blast zone. an employee from contractor serve pro came by and did a walk-through of scott's house. >> and then he was going to schedule a cleaning for friday morning. he never showed up, never showed up, never showed up, probably about 2:00 i called and they said "we're no longer an authorized vendor for pg&e. >> reporter: it turns out pg&e has knocked the water and fire clean up specialists off its list of authorized contractors. after customers complained about who serve pro had knocking at their front door. >> we sent people out spying, you know, standing in back of trees, watching this guy. >> reporter: franchise owner clayton berry says the complaints stem from the action of one individual he brought into help out in the busy days after
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm PDT
that the younger you are, the easier it is to learn a language. jennifer mistrot shows us a program of kindergarteners speaking>>> reporter: this is the second day of miss wang's kindergarten class. the kids are jazzed. mandarin. jennifer mistrot shows us a program of kindergarten speaking mandarin. >>> reporter: this is the second day of miss wang's kindergarten class. the kids are jazzed. they are learning the world's most spoken language. it's the first year of the fremont school district's mandarin immersion program. >> in a nutshell, they are going to learn the culture. they are going to learn the language. and they are going to be educated in all the same standards. >> reporter: same course work any other california kindergartener gets except they will spend 90% of their classroom time counting, singing and speaking chinese. these mini language wizards are chosen by lottery and come from classes throughout the district. the goal is to create bilingual citizens. >> we're mexican and italian and just very mixed american family so as far as her knowing mandarin or knowing chinese
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